2015 Dom Diddy Classic held at Tokatee Golf Club
On June 22, 2015, the beautiful Tokatee Golf Club was host to the 1st Annual Dom Diddy Classic golf tournament and auction fundraiser. The Dom Diddy Classic benefits the Dominic Fouts Memorial Cancer Fund (DFMCF), and netted $31, 254.16 in funds raised.
The silent auction began online months prior to the event day, and participants were then able to make their bids before golfing, and then again after play at the BBQ reception. A surprise live auction took place and included signed footballs by NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Fouts. Tickets to the Oregon/Oregon State Football Civil War game, golf packages at a number of premier golf venues in Oregon and California, NFL and MLB game tickets, a ski mountain season pass, and specialty item packages, as well as works of art, were among the auction items generously donated to the event.
The sold out field of golfers and BBQ reception attendees reported this event to be among their favorites and look forward to returning in years to come.
Among the attendees were representatives from St. Charles Cancer Center in Bend OR, Dr. Bob Raish from the Knight Cancer Center and Mrs Ann Raish, who serves as the VP of Oncology Services at OHSU Knight Cancer Center, and Dr. Walter Urba and Dr. Loch Chandler of Portland Providence Cancer Center. The prestigious physicians spoke to the crowd; focusing on their patient assistance services programs, the outlook on cancer care and survivorship, and how much the need for greater quality of life care with integrative treatment protocols is helping patients. 100% of the funds their Patient Support Services Program and Charity Funds receive goes to the patients directly, none to their administrative costs.
The Dominic Fouts Memorial Cancer Fund mission is to raise funds for programs that alleviate the financial burden of cancer care. Their stance is that cancer is stressful enough on patients and their families as they navigate treatment options, while keeping up on their personal finances. Survival is the only thing they need to focus on; the costs associated with treatment should not be a barrier in getting that care.
The 2nd Annual Dom Diddy Classic is scheduled for Monday, June 27, 2016 at Tokatee Golf Club. Registration will begin late fall/early winter 2015. To put your email on the list for information on this and other DFMCF news, enter your email address on the DFMCF home page.